I have always thought of troglodytes as rather primitive cavemen.
So therefore might presume ‘troglodytes troglodytes’ to be a gang of primitive cavemen. A tribe maybe? Often in urgent combat with neighbouring gangs. Fighting to survive. Living a tough existence. Crude, hardy, simple.
Yesterday’s blog post referred to a nesting wren we have. A sweet little bird just outside my window.
I discovered today that the scientific name for the wren is ‘troglodytes troglodytes’.
Now my understanding, my presumptions, my knowing… is blown apart. Boom.
New connections, new meaning, new awareness. Wow that’s good.